Treatment of constipation during pregnancy is determined by a doctor who has a woman. Depending on the reasons, the therapy can be medicated or without the use of medications. In many cases, it is enough to change the diet or eliminate emotional distress.
To normalize digestion and improve peristalsis, it is recommended to eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, berries, oatmeal, black bread. They contain fiber, which contributes to better work of the intestines. Useful vegetable fats, which increase intestinal peristalsis. To fill salads is better not mayonnaise, and any vegetable oil. Before going to bed you need to drink a glass of sour-milk product enriched with bifidobacteria. It is necessary to minimize the consumption of spicy dishes, chocolate, white bread, fast food. Caffeine, contained in tea and coffee, have an astringent effect.
You need to use enough fluid, as its deficiency leads to the formation of dense dry stools, which make it difficult to defecate. It is advisable to drink about one and a half liters of water per day. In the morning on an empty stomach it is recommended to drink a glass of warm water to activate the digestive tract. You need to eat more often, but in small portions. If some products cause excessive gas formation, it is advisable to refrain from using them.
The causes of constipation also lie in a sedentary lifestyle. Effective prophylactic means will be metered exercise. Thanks to the exercises, the blood supply to the abdominal cavity organs and the pelvis improves, the peristalsis of the intestine is strengthened. During pregnancy, women can be engaged in exercise up to 7-8 months, and walking is necessary throughout the pregnancy. In addition, motor activity causes the formation of hormones of joy – endorphins, which struggle with stress.
If these measures were not enough, the doctor will raise the question of the use of laxatives. Only a specialist can choose the most mild and effective drug. Traditional laxatives to pregnant women are undesirable, as they often cause frequent loose stools, cramping pains in the abdomen and can provoke abortion. In this situation, usually prescribe osmotic drugs – Forlax, Dufalac, Trancig. They increase the fluid content in the intestines, resulting in feces softening, and the act of defecation is facilitated. Preparations are not absorbed in the intestines, so they do not affect the work of other organs.